JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The rosters for the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game have been announced, and several of the Jamestown Jammers have been selected to represent the National League squad when they battle the American League.
Jin-De Jhang (C), Adam Frazier (SS), Erich Weiss (3B), and Harold Ramirez (OF) will represent the Jammers as starters on the All-Star squad. Jeff Roy (OF), Michael Fransoso (DH), and Roberto Espinosa (P) were voted to represent the NL as reserves.
Jhang will start for the National League working behind the plate. The Taiwanese native is hitting .277 in 112 at-bats this year, to go along with three home runs. Jhang currently sits with six doubles, 31 hits and 21 RBI. Frazier has shown to be a great addition to the Jammers roster after being drafted in the sixth round this year by the Pirates. The Bishop, GA native is currently leading all batters in the circuit with a .357 batting average and a .451 on-base percentage through 29 games. Frazier was also the bearer of a 14 game hitting streak earlier this season.
Weiss will start at third base and is currently second on the team in hitting (.351) and triples (2) through 22 games. The Bellville, TX native has tallied up a significant amount of time at third base since joining the Jammers after being drafted out of the University of Texas. He has picked up six doubles to go along with seven RBI in 74 at-bats. Ramirez has manned all three outfield spots for the Jammers at some point this season. He currently leads all position players in hits (56), and RBI (34) and is fifth with a .322 batting average.
Roy, a native of Cranston, RI has been a flexible piece in the Jammers lineup this season batting in six different spots. Through 44 games, the University of Rhode Island product is batting .303 with 46 hits in 152 at-bats. He has 19 RBI to go along with three doubles and a league leading 20 stolen bases. Fransoso has been what you might call a diamond in the rough after the Pirates selected him in the 27th round of the 2013 draft. The Portsmouth, NH native is currently batting .281 with one home run and 20 RBI through 43 games in a Jammers uniform. He is currently third on the team in doubles (7) and has drawn a team best 28 walks.
Espinosa has appeared in nine games since joining the Jammers earlier this season. He currently hold the lowest ERA of any pitcher in the bullpen (0.77) and is also a perfect 4-4 in saves this season. In 11 2/3 innings of work Espinosa has allowed just one earned run on eight base hits. He is holding opposing batters to a .195 batting average and has struck out 14 batters.
The 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game will be held on August 13th in Norwich, CT at Dodd Stadium, home to the Stedler Division Connecticut Tigers.
The first pitch for the ninth annual All-Star Game is set for 7:35 pm with plenty of pre-game festivities scheduled to make for the ultimate fan experience.